11 items from 2016
James Cameron just won’t let this go, will he? Having spent the last decade almost in development and finally pre-production on a sequel to Avatar, his 2009 3D science-fiction epic which remains the most lucrative film ever made (only second even to Gone With the Wind, adjusted for inflation) what then expanded to three sequels making up a trilogy has now expanded to four, a quadrilogy, all of which presumably will shoot simultaneously and leave Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and co. effectively locked up for surely a couple of years reacting to green screen (to which Twitter reacted wonderfully, incidentally). Who’s to say Cameron will stop at four? Before now and the start of filming, this could spawn the Avatar Extended Universe the way the self-professed ‘King of the World’ is going. The strange thing about the Avatar sequels is »
- Tony Black
One of the reasons I love James Cameron is because he is so absurdly ambitious, and more often than not, when he aims high, he actually hits the target. From The Abyss through Avatar, every time Cameron made a film, it would be accompanied by tons of press about how much money he was spending and how crazy he was and what a giant failure each film would be. It’s become a fairly familiar pattern. How many times in a row does someone have to do something before people stop predicting failure? At least three times, he’s made the most expensive movie of all time and the film has become a massive hit anyway. Forget about the business side of things, though. What I love about James Cameron is his single-mindedness. When he believes in something, he attacks it with everything he has. I remember the two years »
- Drew McWeeny
Garry Shandling, star of The Larry Sanders Show and It's Garry Shandling's Show, has died. TMZ reports that he was not suffering from a specific illness but was in a hospital at the time of his death. Police confirmed the actor's death to The Associated Press. He was 66.
The comic originally made a name for himself in the late Seventies and early Eighties for his dry, ironic wit and humorously pained grimace. Between comedy stages, television programs and Hollywood films in the decades since then, »
Eliza Dushku has turned in superb performances in TV and films for over twenty years. On the small screen she headlined two shows, “Tru Calling” and “Dollhouse” after her breakthrough role as “bad girl” Faith on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. Her big screen career began with playing the daughters of Robert De Niro and Arnold Schwarzenegger in This Boy’S Life and True Lies. Later roles ranged from the comedy hits Bring It On and Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back to thrillers like Soul Survivors and Wrong Turn. Ms. Dushku returns to cinemas with the family drama/romance Jane Wants A Boyfriend, out on March 25. We Are Movie Geeks spoke with her in a phone interview about the film.
Interview conducted on March 16, 2016
We Are Movie Geeks: After meeting you at Wizard World in St. Louis in 2014, I had heard that you were returning to college, so I was »
- Jim Batts
Like many children growing up in the 1960s, Kenneth Hall loved monsters. Ever since he was a toddler, his mother — who was an especially big fan of Vincent Price — took him and his brother to see films like The Brides Of Dracula, Curse Of The Werewolf, and The Pit And The Pendulum. And that was all it took. At age 10, Hall discovered Famous Monsters of Filmland, and with the help of the trusty TV Guide, he and his brother made a point to watch as many of the films they read about as they could, even if it meant sneaking out of bed and staying up late to catch a showing of The Deadly Mantis. Like many Monster Kids of his time, there was a now-or-never mentality that came with a lack of home video, but growing up in Jacksonville, Fl did give Hall an extra advantage. It was the »
- Caroline Stephenson
A catchphrase-spouting celebrity outsider leaps to the top of the political heap, unleashing angst among the pundit class that initially refused to take him seriously. Donald Trump? Well, yes, but also Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former governor of California, and his “Predator” co-star Jesse Ventura, the onetime wrestler who held the same office in Minnesota.
Trump’s success in the Republican presidential race has triggered an anthropological dig to unearth parallels and root causes. Some trace it, for example, to talk radio. Others have pointed to 2008 and Sarah Palin, whose stint in reality television followed her vice presidential bid, or Barack Obama, given the wild enthusiasm generated by his first campaign — and by opponents’ attempts then to label him a “celebrity” as a means of dismissing him. And of course, colorful businessman Ross Perot left his mark on the 1992 race.
Yet the closest parallel to Trump (his political twin, if you will) is Schwarzenegger, »
- Brian Lowry
The Good Dinosaur, 2015.
Directed by Peter Sohn.
In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
While The Good Dinosaur didn’t light the box office on fire when it was released last year, it’s a solid Pixar movie that shows the company still knows how to create a good story. And while Pixar’s home video releases aren’t as comprehensive as past editions, like its excellent Ultimate Toy Box collection for Toy Story and Toy Story 2, this Blu-ray + DVD + digital HD release is still pretty good.
The movie puts a unique twist on evolution by having the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs miss the planet. Eventually, they develop rudimentary forms of technology, »
- Brad Cook
Please note: this post includes a major spoiler about the conclusion of 1997's Titanic. Originally slated for theatrical release in the summer of 1997, James Cameron's Titanic was a tremendous risk at the time. Thanks to the global success of Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and True Lies, Cameron was known as an action director, so the prospect of him directing a romantic epic set on the doomed maiden voyage of the Rms Titanic in 1912 was surprising, to say the least. The shooting schedule was extended to more than five months in total and the budget reportedly expanded to about $200 million, making it the most expensive production in history. When Cameron realized that it would not be possible to finish the film in time for its scheduled release on July 2, it was...
- Peter Martin
Please note: this post includes a major spoiler about the conclusion of 1997's Titanic. Originally slated for theatrical release in the summer of 1997, James Cameron's Titanic was a tremendous risk at the time. Thanks to the global success of Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and True Lies, Cameron was known as an action director, so the prospect of him directing a romantic epic set on the doomed maiden voyage of the Rms Titanic in 1912 was surprising, to say the least. The...
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The Good Dinosaur rules the earth on February 23!
Disney/Pixar's smash hit The Good Dinosaur is coming home on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on February 23, with extensive bonus features, including the Academy Award© nominated theatrical short “Sanjay’s Super Team,” Making-of Featurettes, and deleted scenes.
The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely, and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Victor Medina)
Tears running down his face, the seven-year-old said, "Stop, Daddy! Stop! I can't take it anymore!" Considering the strange holiday line-up that I shared with Toshi and Allen, ages ten and seven, it is little wonder it almost ended in tears. But what kind of tears and why is a little less cut and dry than I might have supposed when this recent run of programming first came together. I've been seeing someone for a little while now, and it's been nice. She's met the boys and they like her tremendously, and vice-versa. The Monday after the film opened, the four of us went to see The Force Awakens together, the second time for the kids, the first time for her, and it was a great evening. They were excited about the film, about the evening out, about Star Wars in general. She was the one who brought up The Star Wars Holiday Special »
- Drew McWeeny
11 items from 2016
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